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  • Attorneys for disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh say prosecutors are taking too much time to share their evidence that the disbarred attorney killed his wife and son. It's a technical legal dispute that takes place in plenty of trials, but because of all the public attention on Murdaugh's case, attorney Dick Harpootlian called a news conference Wednesday that drew a dozen cameras. Harpootlian says prosecutors want a "trial by ambush." Prosecutors say it is a manufactured drama that is just part of what defense lawyers always do. The dispute is going before a judge.
  • The U.S. women's basketball team will have a lot of new faces when the Americans play in the FIBA World Cup next month in Australia. South Carolina's Aliyah Boston is the lone college player among the 29 invited to the USA Basketball training camp that will begin in Las Vegas next month. Joining Boston are nine players from the Tokyo Olympics, including A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart. Players will report to training camp at the conclusion of their WNBA seasons. The playoffs are set to begin Wednesday and if the WNBA Finals goes five games it would end on Sept. 20 — right before the World Cup begins.
  • The new law will require each police department that is not already accredited to be evaluated at least once every three years by the state’s Law Enforcement Training council to insure they are in compliance with a new set of minimum standards concerning use of force.
  • Prosecutors in Atlanta have told Rudy Giuliani's lawyers that he is a target of their criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia. Giuliani's lawyer said Monday the special prosecutor sent notification that the former New York mayor, later a lawyer for Trump, is a target of the investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.Earlier Monday, a federal judge said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before the special grand jury. Prosecutors have said they want to ask Graham about phone calls they say he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff in the weeks following the election.
  • A federal judge says U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta. The panel is investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws while trying to overturn his 2020 general election loss in the state. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis opened the investigation last year. A special grand jury with subpoena power was seated at Willis' request. Prosecutors have indicated they want to ask Graham about phone calls they say he made to Georgia's secretary of state and his staff following the election.
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Seven minutes past midnight on March 10, 1945, nearly 300 American B-29s thundered into the skies over Tokyo. Their payloads of incendiaries ignited a firestorm that reached up to 2,800 degrees, liquefying asphalt and vaporizing thousands; sixteen square miles of the city were flattened, and more than 100,000 men, women, and children were killed.

In his book, Black Snow - Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb, Charleston author James M. Scott tells the story of this devastating operation, orchestrated by Major General Curtis LeMay, who famously remarked: “If we lose the war, we’ll be tried as war criminals.” Scott talks with Walter Edgar about the development of the B-29, the capture of the Marianas for use as airfields, and the change in strategy from high-altitude daylight “precision” bombing to low-altitude nighttime incendiary bombing. Most importantly, the raid represented a significant moral shift for America, marking the first-time commanders deliberately targeted civilians which helped pave the way for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki five months later.
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    Gavin Jackson
    August 16, 2022 — The latest on Sen. Lindsey Graham's subpoena fight; a look ahead at this week at the statehouse, where abortion remains a major focus; updates about monkeypox; and more.
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    August 13, 2022 — Comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, on the FBI's recent search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home; Boeing is once again delivering 787 Dreamliner jets more than a year after production in North Charleston was suspended due to manufacturing flaws; new COVID-19 guidance from the CDC; and more.
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    SC Public Radio
    The use of unmanned aerial vehicles also known as UAVs or, more commonly, drones, has grown exponentially in popularity over the past 10 years and as a result, has brought an increase in issues for the aviation industry. And that presented an entrepreneurial opportunity to a group of aviation pilots who have developed software to increase airspace awareness for all involved. Mike Switzer interviews Jason Cansler, co-founder and chief operating officer at UASidekick in Greenville, SC.
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    SC Public Radio
    Labor and material shortages continue to present a major challenge to the construction industry which itself continues to experience strong growth even through the current slowdown. Last year, our next guest’s site services company finally became an independent entity after operating as a division of other companies since 1947. So now they are on their own dealing with these issues. Mike Switzer interviews Gary Bernardez, CEO of AMECO in Greenville, SC.
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